Tag Archives: improper payments

Sneak Preview: Bill Seeks To Prevent Improper Payments to Deceased People

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Congressional legislation has been proposed that would aim to limit the amount of improper payments made to deceased individuals, a concern that has long received Government…

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Funds Under Energy Award Used for Alcohol, Spa Services

Here we go again! If I had a nickel for all the articles I’ve written and read about the improper use of federal grant dollars, I’d be a rich man by now. Even with all the efforts now to ensure…

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Sneak Preview: NASA To Revise Improper Payment Review Procedures

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to revise by September 2018 its procedures for conducting improper payment risk assessments to ensure all agency programs,…

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Sneak Preview: Agencies Urged To Reduce Improper Payments

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) A key official with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently encouraged federal financial officials to identify ways to reduce improper payments in their agencies…

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Sneak Preview: Guidance Recommended for IGs Reporting on IPERA

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) said it would be willing to work with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)…

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$6.4M in Medicaid Dental Payment Violations Found in Louisiana

Now here’s a blog post you can really sink your teeth into, or you may be gnashing them together after reading this. An audit released last week by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor found about $6.4 million in payments from July…

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Federal Improper Payment Levels Continue To Climb

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released the results of its financial audit for fiscal years (FY) 2015 and 2016 federal consolidated financial statements, and the news was not good. It could be summed up in one sentence, to wit:…

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More Federal Agencies Experience Concerns with IPERA Compliance

One of the most aggravating things in life is witnessing regression. Whether it be watching your favorite ballplayer finally coming out his slump only to fall back into his old, futile swinging habits, or having a family member that had…

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How Data Analytics and the DATA Act Are Working To Tackle Improper Payments

We recently attended a forum on data analytics recently hosted by the Data Coalition. So, what do data analytics have to do with grants? It could mean a lot.

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University of Florida To Pay Around $19.9M in False Claims Settlement

This came across our desks recently and serves as a perfect example of what NOT to do as a grant recipient. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the University of Florida has agreed to pay almost $19.9 million to…

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